City proclaims Davon Godchaux Day

Andrew Green agreen@postsouth.com
From left: Selectman Lin Rivet, Selectman Oscar Mellion, Davon Godchaux, Plaquemine Mayor Ed Reeves, Selectman Mickey Rivet and Selectman Jimmie Randle

Plaquemine Mayor Ed Reeves and the Board of Selectmen recently honored former Plaquemine Green Devil and LSU Tiger Davon Godchaux on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 for Davon Godchaux Day.

The mayor presented Godchaux with a proclamation and named him an Honorary Citizen for the City of Plaquemine.

“I served on the Plaquemine Chain-Gang and over the past few years I’ve had the opportunity to witness this young man become a beast,” Mayor Reeves said.  “We are very proud of you in Plaquemine and we wish you the best of luck in Miami.”

Davon was rated as a four-star football prospect out of Plaquemine by every recruiting website in 2013.  He continued his education at LSU where he played football for the Tigers for three seasons and entered into the 2017 NFL Draft.

Davon was selected in the fifth round by the Miami Dolphins as as a defensive tackle.

“I always had expectations I would play in the NFL, but I never knew this day would come,” Godchaux said.  “I always wanted to be in the professional football league, So one day I had to make that commitment and sacrifice. 

“I could have easily went out and did crazy things. I always told myself I wanted to be better.  I always wanted to be that guy to put my city on my back and be a role models to the kids.  I’m happy to have this great opportunity to share these moments, so I’m going to take full advantage of that.”